Red Russell Community

Frank E. “Red” Russell

Frank E. “Red” Russell wasn’t just a company founder and its first manager. He also served on the Tucson City Council, helped start Tucson’s volunteer fire department and served as fire chief from 1898 to 1903 and again from 1905 to 1906. As if he wasn’t busy enough, Red also sold and repaired electrical equipment,


Robert A. Elliott

Many well-known Tucsonans have served on Tucson Electric Power’s board of directors, including Albert Steinfeld, Hiram  Corbett, Carlos Ronstadt, John Sundt, John P. Schaefer, Katheryn Dusenberry, Jose Canchola and Donald Shropshire. The current board of TEP’s parent company is led by University of Arizona basketball legend Robert A. Elliott, President of Elliott Accounting.